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What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 12:57 am

I don't know the point of the 737-900, So I am asking it here. Why did Boeing take an existing -800. Stretch it a few feet, and call it a -900. What was the point of this? Why didn't they just make a -800ER. I mean, The -900 fits the same amount of seats as a -800. and due to the number of emergency exits, you cannot add more seats. So what's the point here?

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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:10 am

The 800 holds the same number of seats as the 700 from certain angles.What is the point of the 800?
 
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:16 am

Donder10, I don't know. Good Question???

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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:37 am

The 739 was a deliberate minimum-change stretch of the 738 designed to add about 3 extra rows of seats. Max seating would remain the same (as no new emerg exits were added). Cert costs were low.

There are reports that Boeing is pondering a 739X with addl range & emerg exits for Euro charter carriers.

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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:45 am

The 739 carries quite a few more seats than thr 738 in a 2class configuration so that clearly is 'its point.'
YYZ717,I think Boeing realeased a statement about the additional overwing emergancy exits which should boost max 1 class capacity upto around the same as the 321.
 
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 2:36 am

I think they have stretched the 737 to its limit. If they were to stretch the 737 anymore, It would strike the runway. Airbus has done it backwards because they went from A320 to A321 to A319 to A318 (Bigger to Shorter) and Boring went from Shorter to Bigger
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 2:38 am

Oops, I meant Boeing.  Embarrassment
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 3:05 am

I think they have stretched the 737 to its limit...

It could be done though . . . off course the plane now needs some longer legs, in order to prevent tailstraikes at rotation. Furthermore, a larger wing would be desirable, since anymore lift out of the existing wing would not be possible. The larger wing would hold more fuel, giving it true transcon range [no payload restrictions], possibly trans atlantic. The larger wing, more fuel, and stretched fuselage give consedarble higher MTOW. Now we need some nice efficient engines [RR/PW]. Since were giving the 737-900 design a nice refurbishment, finishing touches are a new cockpit design to give some more speed... Oh wait...hell...it looks like a 757!!

Seriously, the -800 was stretched in order to give the -800 capacity some more legroom, and increase two class seating capacity. The -800/900 design is limited in capacity by the 90 second evacuation time. In order to increase capacity even further, additional [or larger] exits are required. So the limited -800 stretch to the -900 did not increase max. capacity, however it did increased average space per pax. This is why KLM purchased the -900.

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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 3:10 am

**Airbus has done it backwards because they went from A320 to A321 to A319 to A318 (Bigger to Shorter) and Boring went from Shorter to Bigger**

Since when has Boeing had success in shrinking their aircraft- 747SP, 737-500.
 
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 3:24 am

Granted, capacity is defined both by regulatory restrictions and airlines' needs, but the gist of it is Boeing wanted to offer 73x carriers something with approximately 752 capacity, without them having to introduce a whole new fleet type into their system.
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 3:43 am

This might be the point  Big thumbs up

 
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 4:31 am

B737-700,
Now isn't that the brand-new 737-1000? Won't they just take a 737-600 and add several sections to the forward fusulage?
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 4:52 am

I doubt that Boeing will want to stretch out the 737 anymore because then the 752 and 737-x will almost have the same load capacity.
 
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:02 am

Once the extra exit mod is introduced the -900 will do what the A321 does quite well.....It will be for airlines that do not need the range of a 757 type aircraft, but would like the 200 seats on shorter routes...It's a good idea, they just should have introduced the extra doors right away, I think they would have had a lot more orders for it then...
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:10 am

B737-700,

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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:38 am

I would say it's a bit noseheavy LOL!

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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:00 am

B737-700, That looks like a 737-300+300+300+100+400
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RE: What Is The Point Of The 737-900

Mon Dec 02, 2002 12:15 pm

Are the lines between late-model 737's and the 757-200
becoming blurred? Seems the 757 would be a better deal.

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